Service tax registration is a mandatory registration for service providers who have taxable service of value exceeding Rs.9 lakhs, in the previous financial year. Service tax registration facilitates in the identification of assesse, payment of service tax and filing of service tax returns..
Yes, exemption from payment of service tax relating to all taxable services is available to Diplomatic Missions for official use of services as well as for the personal use or for the use of the family members of diplomatic agents or career consular officers posted in a foreign diplomatic mission or consular post in India, by notifications 33/2007- ST dated 23rd May, 2007 and 34/2007-ST dated 23rd May, 2007 respectively, but subject to procedures specified under those notifications..
Service Tax Return ST-3 must be filed twice in a financial year. Return for half year ending 30th September is to be filed by 25 October half year and 31st March are required to be filed by 25th April..